Army 2016: Tractor Plants Concern unveils BT-3F amphibious APC first prototype 20709163

 
 
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Army 2016: Tractor Plants Concern unveils BT-3F amphibious APC first prototype
As the Russian company Tractor Plants Concern announced in August 2016, the newly developed BT-3F tracked amphibious armored personnal carrier is making its first public appearance at the 2nd edition of Army International Military Technical Forum, held from 6-11 september in Russia.
     
BT-3F new product 002First prototype of the BT-3F tracked amphibious APC at Army 2016
     
Designed to partially replace BTR-80s which are currently used by naval infantry, the BT-3F tracked amphibious APC is developed on the basis of the BMP-3F (F stands for Marinized, Flotskaya) IFV intended for the Russian Navy`s Naval Infantry.

The development of the vehicle started in 2010 under the program "BMP-3-based APC design work". According to open sources, BT-3F features a crew of three and a passenger capacity of 14 mounted soldiers. The vehicle is supposed to replace the ageing MT-LB tracked armoured tractors.
     
BT-3F new product 001First prototype of the BT-3F tracked amphibious APC at Army 2016
     
The BT-3F prototype feature an ABS-T remotely-controlled weapon station with a machine gun 7.62 mm installed on the roof. The vehicle is equipped with a thermal imager with a laser rangefinder for observation purpose. The BT-3F could also be armed, in the future, with any remotely-controlled weapon stations with a machine gun 12.7 mm, 14.5 mm and 40 mm automatic grenade launcher.

The BT-3F APC is reportedly powered by a 500hp diesel engine that provides a road speed of 70 km/h and a swimming speed of 10 km/h.
 

 

 

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